Ross Cameron Hart

Ross Cameron Hart

Hart & Hart Attorneys Ltd
  • Elder Law, Probate, Estate Planning ...
  • Virginia
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Summary

I was born and grew up in the area - my family has served the legal needs of the area since 1892, over 120 years. My goal is to explain the legal process in plain English and to avoid the 'technical lawyer words' which only confuse many people. The primary focus of my firm is now "Elder Law" which broadly includes estate planning, Nursing Home admissions and Medicaid applications and adult guardianship. After a family member dies, we advise and assist in the estate administration process. In short, we help families plan and deal with aging and death and navigating the legal system.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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4th Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/President
Hart & Hart Attorneys Ltd
- Current
Family firm begun by my grandfather and his brother (Hon. John L. Hart) in 1892
Education
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. (1976)
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Monmouth College
B.A. (1973) | Business Adm
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Professional Associations
NAELA
MEMBER
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Virginia Academy Elder Law Attorneys
Director
- Current
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Salem/Roanoke County Bar Ass'n
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Hart & Hart Attorneys Ltd.
Legal Answers
82 Questions Answered

Q. I have a home in Fairfax, VA that I paid almost 80% of the property, but I still have 15 more years to pay it off .
A: You know that 'whack-a-mole' arcade game where 'moles' pop up and you take a club and knock them back into the hole? Estate planning is a lot like that. You need a comprehensive review of your situation and a coordinated plan - failure to do that can seriously reduce what your children receive on your death. Elder Law attorneys excel at this type of work. To find an Elder Law attorney you can search here or go to the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys website at www.vaela.org. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer.
Q. Warrant in Debt for a tenant; judgement 9/2/15 Wants to settle. Do we go to Clerk of Court or how do I proceed?
A: Yes, she can file bankruptcy to discharge the debt. All you really need to do is 1) agree on an amount 2) get that amount and give tenant a receipt, 3) within 30 days advise the court that the judgment has been satisfied. It's an easy form and the clerk will help you with it. As to interest - $14,000 at 6% from 9/2/2015 does NOT make it over $20,000. It looks as if you compounded the interest which you cannot do. (I calculate the interest at just under $4000).
Q. Can a son or daughter on the deed of their parents home, simply sell the house for profit if they have siblings?
A: Mr. Sternberg is correct - you don't provide nearly enough information to answer your question. Being 'on the deed' can mean a number of things from simply a co-owner to having the remainder after a parents' life estate.
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Contact & Map
HART & HART ATTORNEYS, LTD.
40 W Main St
PO Box 567
Salem, VA 24153
Telephone: (540) 375-3281
Fax: (540) 375-7677
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)